Cardiac/Catheter Ablations in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Ablations for treating septum hypertrophy (TASH) and cardiac arrhythmias.
National Heart Centre Singapore Contact National Heart Centre Singapore
Public Hospital, Singapore
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The National Heart Centre of Singapore is a major referral center for cardiovascular concerns. It provides a comprehensive range of cardiac services that cover prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation. NHC caters to both local and foreign patients.
Prices
Ablationsupon request
22 listed cardiac surgeons:view all >
Assoc. Prof. Michael George Caleb
Assoc. Prof. Michael George Caleb
Director, Mechanical Heart Support
Dr. Sivathasan C
Dr. Sivathasan C
Co-Director
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Contact Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.
Prices
Ablations8,000 US$
14 listed cardiac surgeons:view all >
Dr. Chua Yeow Leng
Dr. Chua Yeow Leng
Cardiac Surgery (Adult), Thoracic &Vascular Surgery, Heart Transplant, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Saw Huat Seong
Dr. Saw Huat Seong
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Raffles Hospital Contact Raffles Hospital
Private Hospital, Singapore
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.
Prices
Ablations12,900 - 14,500 US$
Listed cardiac surgeon:
Dr. Wu Dar Ching
Dr. Wu Dar Ching
Co-Director, Raffles Heart Centre
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About Cardiac Ablations

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What is Catheter Ablation?
Catheter ablation is a treatment procedure performed to treat some kinds of arrhythmia, in which there are problems related to the heartbeat rhythm.

How is Catheter Ablation Performed?
  • An ablation catheter, which is a thin, long and flexible tube, is inserted into a blood vessel in the arm, groin or neck.
  • The catheter is guided into the heart thought the blood vessel.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) energy is sent from a special machine through the ablation catheter into the heart.
  • Tissues of the heart where abnormal heartbeats occur are destroyed by the energy.

How to Prepare for Catheter Ablation?
  • A comprehensive electrophysiologic study (EPS) needs to be done before a catheter ablation procedure.
  • Various tests including chest X-ray, ECG and blood tests need to be conducted before the procedure.
  • Some medications need to be stopped a few days before the procedure.
  • Sedative medication will be given through an intravenous line.



Duration of procedure/surgery:
4 to 8 hours

Days admitted:
Overnight, if there are no complications.

Anesthesia:
Local anesthesia

Recovery:
- The patient needs to stay in bed for 1 to 6 hours after the procedure.
- The patient is monitored using a telemetry monitor to observe the heart rate and rhythm.
- There may be chest discomfort and feelings of fatigue for about 2 days after the procedure.

Risks:
- Pain
- Bleeding
- Infection
- Blood clots
- Puncture

After care:
- The patient should follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.
- If there is prolonged chest discomfort, the doctor should be informed immediately.
- Anti-arrhythmic medication needs to be taken after the procedure.
- The patient should not drive for a few days after the procedure.

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